NYC in XMAS

Secret tips to enjoy Christmas in NYC!

The best tips for your trip to New York at Christmas time. Secret tips for Shopping, Parties and Restaurants.

THINGS TO DO
  • Bar 13: Poetry Mondays

    Bar 13: Poetry Mondays
    The energy is fantastic when the poets get on stage! I have seen some very talented poets there.
  • Top of the Rock VS. Empire State

    Top of the Rock VS. Empire State
    T.O.T.R. is a little less high but it gives you a view that you can’t get from the Empire State.
  • Tenement Museum

    Tenement Museum
    The tenement museum takes a building from the 1860s in the lower east side and shares the lives of the people who lived there.
EATING
  • Ellen's Stardust Diner

    Ellen's Stardust Diner
    Two words: Milkshakes and singing! Though this place is meant for tourists, it's a lot of fun!
  • Prune

    Prune
    This is one of those places where it's worth it to wait on line to get in. Indulge in their famous brunch, or dinner - the duck is amazing!
  • Momofuku

    Momofuku
    This guy (meaning the chef) should have a few Michelin stars and he is there, in that small bar in the East Village just cooking noodles.
PARTY
  • SoHo Underground Nightlife

    SoHo Underground Nightlife
    These are my fave underground spots... they are literally underground! Get past the bouncer, go through the kitchen, talk to the hostess & you’re there!
  • Gold Bar

    Gold Bar
    It is a completely golden place. Even the cocktails are inspired in gold. It works if you want to impress a friend visiting you :)
  • Bembe

    Bembe
    This place isn't huge so either get there early or come ready to create some space on the dance floor with your spectacular moves!!!
SHOPPING
  • Le Labo

    Le Labo
    The store only has about 12 unisex fragrances which they mix for you right then and there, and they also label the bottles with your name.
  • Dressing Room: boutique and bar

    Dressing Room: boutique and bar
    This cute boutique/bar offers clothing by local designers, vintage/consignment items at reasonable prices, and alcohol ALL under one roof.
  • Strand Books

    Strand Books
    18 miles of books distributed among several floors. If you are looking for a present they have cloth bags (from $8 to $11), they do a design contest every year.